COVID-19 Support

MGRA would like to hear from any elderly or vulnerable residents who need support during this time. If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions etc, please contact us at info@marleygrange.ie. We will do our best to help wherever we can. Residents who are willing and able to help, we ask that you please make contact with your vulnerable neighbours, or email us with your number and address so we can pair you with local residents who need your support. Let’s keep Marley Grange safe. Remember we are not alone.

MGRA AGM 2020

MGRA 2020 AGM

25th February 8pm, Divine Word Parish Centre

The Annual General Meeting of the Marley Grange Residents’ Association will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2019 at 8:00pm in the Divine Word Parish Centre. Refreshments will be served from 7:30pm onwards. There will also be a raffle at the end of the evening.

All current members are encouraged to attend. This event is your best opportunity for face-to-face communication with the committee and fellow residents on topics of interest to us all. Membership cannot be acquired on the night and the AGM is only open to residents who have paid their 2019 subscription. A member of an Garda Síochána, Rathfarnham Community Liaison will be present to discuss issues of estate safety.

Any current member who wishes to propose a motion at the AGM should please submit it by email to the Secretary (info@marleygrange.ie) by 23rd February at the latest.

If you are interested in joining the MGRA Committee for 2020, we’d love to hear from you.

Bus Connects Revised Network

In response to last year’s public consultation, Bus Connects have compiled a revised proposal for bus network restructuring. Local area booklets outlining the revised networks and proposed route maps can be found here.

A second round of Public Consultation on the revised proposal is now open for comment until 3rd December 2019. Observations can be submitted via the following link. Bus Connects staff will be available to answer any questions in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 13th November from 11.30am-5.30pm and Friday 14th November from 1.30-7.30pm.

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

On behalf of MGRA, we thank all those who organised and attended our recent sustainable gardening talk and bulb-planting workshop. Our particular thanks to Aoife Munn for sharing her time, expertise and wealth of experience with us. We have received extremely positive feedback from residents, and we hope to follow their success with similar future events. So please keep an eye on our website and all MGRA correspondence. Meanwhile, for the attention of residents with a keen interest in landscaping and biodiversity, we draw your attention to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan from the National Biodiversity Data Centre. This offers a wealth of guidance, resources and support to biodiverse-conscious gardeners for all your landscaping endeavours.

*RESCHEDULED 22nd October* Gardening for Nature with Aoife Munn

*RESCHEDULED* MGRA are pleased to invite all residents to attend a talk on Gardening for Nature, led by renowned horticulturist Aoife Munn. The talk will take place in Divine Word Parish Centre on the new date of Tuesday 22nd October at 8pm.

Aoife is a horticulturist with many years experience working with County Councils to deliver courses on sustainable gardening, and as a member of the judging committee for the tidy districts competition. She has a keen interest in community gardening and works regularly with residents’ associations. For many years, Aoife has been involved with the Marlay Garden School and is particularly passionate about gardening in an eco-friendly way. Her work has featured on RTE’s Nationwide.

Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable, informative and rewarding evening. Both experienced gardeners and novice enthusiasts are welcome and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to meeting many of our friends and neighbours on the night.

Thank you to all those who took part in the Community Bulb-planting workshop on Sunday 6th October. Thankfully the sun stayed with us, and it was great to see so many residents getting involved. Let’s hope we all enjoy the results of our hard work next Spring!

Annual Estate BBQ 2019

*UPDATE* Looking forward to seeing everyone this evening. We have a full-house this year, with MARQUEES so the rain won’t spoil our fun. There will be some blankets available, but cold creatures are encouraged to bring along their own.

MGRA Annual Estate Barbecue will take place on Friday 7th June 2019. As always the event will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden at Marlay Park. There will be food, live music and childrens’ entertainment, with festivities kicking-off at 6.30pm. We will also see the return of the Great Marley Bake-off, bigger and better this year with fantastic prizes (details below)! 

For more information or to inquire about tickets, please ask any of the MGRA committee members or contact info@marleygrange.ie. Residents: €10, non-residents: €20, children over 5 years: €5, children under 5 years: free.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DLR Age Well Expo

On Sunday June the 9th DLR County Council are running the dlr Age Well Expo, an event to showcase a range of services and supports available for positive ageing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. 
The event will take place in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse from 11.30am to 5.00pm, and will feature two stages with a variety of entertainment and cookery demonstrations complimented by presentations on topics such as Safety and Security and the benefits of becoming a Volunteer.The Chat Café stage will host appearances from legendary rally driver Rosemary Smith and author, poet, and TV presenter Christy Kenneally.
 
Information about the exhibitors and free transportation to the event can be found here
The event is free of charge to attend and will be presented in two sessions morning and afternoon. Due to a phenomenal interest in the event, organisers are asking attendees to register to attend here.

Annual Estate Clean-up 2019

Please join your neighbours for the Annual Marley Grange Estate Clean-up next Saturday 27th April 2019 from 10.30am – 12pm. We ask our neighbours give an hour or so of their time for the benefit of all our residents, and remember many hands make light work! There will be refreshments and treats for the kids afterwards. We will meet at the postbox at 10.30am and hope for a great display of community spirit.

A Very Marley Christmas

Let’s kick off Christmas the Marley Grange way! Please come join your friends and neighbours for some festive fun on Saturday 1st December, 3.30-5.30 pm on the central green at Marley Drive. There’ll be carols from the Divine Word Choir, mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies and some festive treats. Bring those important Santa letters, or write them there! We may also have a visit from a festive friend to take them straight back to the North Pole. Weather permitting folks, so please keep an eye on Facebook and website for latest updates.

New 175 Bus Route

Facts about the 175 bus route in operation from Sunday September 9th.
🚌 The Route goes from Citywest to UCD (via Tallaght, Knocklyon, Ballinteer, Dundrum and Taney).
🚌 The route will be owned by the state and run by Go-Ahead.
🚌 All fares including cash, Leap Card, annual tickets and taxsaver are the same.
🚌 Leap Card and Free Travel Pass accepted across all services.
🚌 Real Time for this service will be available on the TFI app and website.
🚌 All vehicles fully accessible for wheelchair users.

For more details see https://www.transportforireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Route-175-timetable.pdf